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Daycare employees terminated from their posts claim violation of religious liberties

Madeline Kirksey and Akesha Wyatt, who both work at the Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center in Houston, Texas, said during a press conference on Tuesday, November 10 that they were terminated from their posts earlier this month because they did not follow the wishes of the parents of a six-year-old girl who goes to that particular daycare for that child to be identified as a transgender boy.

Kirksey and Wyatt said that they have already lodged a federal complaint against their former employer, claiming that by firing them, their employer had committed a violation against their religious liberties as Christians.

Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center spokesman Jamie Izaks, in a different interview on Wednesday, November 11, said that he is not at liberty to discuss employment matters on a public scale but added that the company holds that the pair did not suffer a violation of their religious liberties.

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